Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology: With Self-Assessment
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
- succinct factual information supported by illustrations, tables, and references
- self-assessment questions for each chapter, to test your knowledge of the area
Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology summarizes the fundamental information that forms the basis of the modern approach to cardiac arrhythmias, from an explanation of the electrophysiologic effects of cardiac ion channel activity to the latest information on available implantable defibrillators. All members of the cardiac care team will benefit from keeping this valuable guide close at hand.
List of Abbreviations.
1 Ions, channels, and currents.
1. Potassium channels and currents.
2. Sodium channels and currents.
3. Calcium channels and currents.
2 Electrophysiologic effects of cardiac autonomic activity.
1. Adrenergic receptors.
2. Cholinergic receptors.
3. Purinergic receptors.
3 Mechanisms of arrhythmias.
4 Sinus node dysfunction and AV blocks.
5 Supraventricular tachycardia.
1. Atrial flutter.
2. Atrial tachycardias.
3. Atrial fibrillation.
4. Automatic junctional tachycardia.
5. AV node reentry tachycardias.
6. AV reentrant tachycardia.
6 Differential diagnosis of wide complex tachycardia.
7 Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
1. Ventricular tachycardia in the presence of coronary artery disease.
2. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy ARVD/C.
3. Ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic and dilated ardiomyopathy.
4. Long QT syndrome and Torsade de Pointes.
5. Brugada syndrome.
6. Ventricular tachycardia in structurally normal heart.
7. Bundle branch reentry ventricular tachycardia.
8. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.
9. Miscellaneous forms of ventricular arrhythmias.
8 Sudden cardiac death and risk stratification.
9 Cardiac arrhythmias in patients with neuro-muscular disorders.
11 Pharmacologic therapy of arrhythmias.
1. Pharmacologic principles as applied to antiarrhythmic drugs.
2. Antiarrhythmic drugs.
3. Beta blockers.
4. Class III antiarrhythmic drugs.
5. Calcium channel blockers.
12 Electrical therapy for cardiac arrhythmias.
1. Cardioversion defibrillation.
3. Implantable defibrillators.
He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Robert Conner is a Registered Nurse (Massachusetts).
- Succinct, factual information supported by illustrations, tables and references
- Each chapter is supported by self assessment questions to assess knowledge of each area
- A unique and challenging approach to self assessment
From the Foreword by Fred Morady, MD
"Dr. Abedin has succeeded admirably in producing a concise review of both basic and clinical electrophysiology that complements but does not replace larger electrophysiology textbooks. This book should serve as an excellent resource for students of cardiac electrophysiology at all levels."From the Foreword by Fred Morady, MD
"Dr. Abedin has succeeded admirably in producing a concise review of both basic and clinical electrophysiology that complements but does not replace larger electrophysiology textbooks. This book should serve as an excellent resource for students of cardiac electrophysiology at all levels."